UNADILLA – An ATV rider was issued more than a dozen tickets after he allegedly passed an ambulance with lights flashing along a solid yellow line, then tried to elude troopers who pursued him, according to a press release from Troop C, Sidney. His reckless behaviour led to a car chase, which ultimately put many at danger.
In the course of the chase, James T. Joyce, 24, from Colesville, Broome County, almost hit a pedestrian, the troopers alleged. James Joyce is extremely lucky that he didn’t hit a pedestrian during this chase. If he had, it’s likely that the pedestrian would’ve been hurt badly given the speed that he was driving without a second thought for any of the public. Unfortunately, many pedestrians do end up being involved in these police chases, through no fault of their own. If a similar event has happened to you, and you’ve been badly injured by a car, it might be worth contacting a personal injury lawyer, like www.michaelgopin.com/personal-injury/ for example. By doing so, you can gain legal advice to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
This certain chase continued into the Town of Bainbridge, and Joyce steered his ATV onto a railroad track, attempted to elude the officers, but the vehicle tipped over while he tried to steer it back onto the roadway, and he was caught, the report said. This sort of reckless driving could’ve injured many other members of the public. It’s lucky that this driver is now off the roads.
He was later charged with unlawfully fleeing police and reckless endangerment, after putting many people at risk with his careless driving. He Appeared in Bainbridge Town Court and he was jailed on $2,500 bail of $5,000 bond, and is due back in court July 24.
CANOE REGATTA – 6 a.m. Professional, recreational paddlers race 70 miles down the Susquehanna River. Launch at Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Finish at General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln., Bainbridge. Call 607-386-1351 or visit www.canoeregatta.org/6_00am_C4.html
PARADE – 11 a.m. Cooperstown Vets Club remembers the fallen soldiers. Main St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-8282.
CANDLELIGHT EVENING – 3-7 p.m. Experience the magic of the holidays with tasty holiday treats, performances by the Catskill Chamber Singers, Snowflight, others performing holiday favorites. Tickets, $12/adult, $10.50/senior, $6/junior. The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-1450 or visit www.farmersmuseum.org
BEATLES MUSIC – 8 p.m. Enjoy music from the 60’s by the Beatles. Tickets, $15. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org
SOUTH AFRICAN BANQUET – 6-9 p.m. The Mali Education project presents a South African benefit bazaar, dinner and documentary fill titled “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai,” about the founder of the Green belt Movement in Kenya and winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize. Tickets, $15 adults, $10 children over 5. Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta, 12 Ford Ave, Oneonta. Reservation, call (607)434-3303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Info, uuso.org
SIDNEY – The Bassett Healthcare Network is seeking a $25 million state grant to build a “medical village” that’s “specifically designed for 24-7 emergency and outpatient services” at Sidney’s Tri-Town Regional Hospital.
The network also announced that an applilcation has been submitted to the state Health Department to allow Tri-Town to operate as a “satellite emergency department” administered by Fox Hospital, rather than the Bassett mother ship in Cooperstown.
THEATER – 8 p.m. Stuff of Dreams presents “Never Too Late.” Tickets @ Green Toad Book store or by calling (607)432-5407. Cost $15 adult, $12 senior and students, and $10 children 12 and under. Production Center of Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta.
ONEONTA – Marion Lawhead, a NYSEG retiree who lived a vibrant life in Bainbridge, Cooperstown and Oneonta, died on Dec. 12, 2016, at Chestnut Park Nursing Home in Oneonta. She was 96.
Marion Jean Hill was born to Henry and Edith Hill on March 12, 1920, in Bainbridge, and grew up on Pearl Street there with an older brother Bruce and a younger sister Joan. She graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1938.
After high school, her Aunt Adeline invited her to Chanute, Kansas, to enroll at Manhattan Junior College. Marion graduated in 1940.